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By LEONARDO HABERKORN
Associated Press

Uruguay’s government is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has asked that no details be released until the regulations are published Friday or Monday.

But an official in Uruguay’s drug control office told The Associated Press that the rules will limit consumers to buying 10 grams of pot a month, rather than the maximum of 40 grams set by legislators. The official said that is aimed at reducing the illegal resale of marijuana that will be sold by pharmacies.

Registered buyers will get cards linked to an electronic database that will track each user’s purchases, but the cards won’t have names on them and the records won’t reveal identities to pharmacy staff, said the official, who agreed to discuss the shaping of the rules only if not quoted by name.

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